Workshop Dedicated to Exploring, Reclaiming and Celebrating One's
Inherent Beauty and the Beauty of the World.
Our modern culture defines beauty so narrowly -- and then relentlessly
promotes and reinforces that definition so vigorously, that beauty
can seem out of most people's dominion. Beauty is a birthright --
an experience of intense engagement in life available to all of us.
We can claim beauty consciously, widening its domain and activating
its transformative power in us and around us. In this workshop, we
will use the concepts of Mask and Mirror to explore our relationship
with beauty through story, activities, discussion, journaling, and
Led by Susan
Klein and Liz Warren
For more information on current and future
Beyond Skin Deep (BSD) workshops,
Contact Susan Klein at 508-693-4140, firstname.lastname@example.org
Born, raised, and still residing on Martha’s
Vineyard Island, Susan Klein is an award-winning spoken-word artist.
She is a much sought-after editor and story coach for the stage
and page, and leads workshops in America and Europe on memoir
organization and writing, storytelling, emceeing, the application
of story format for opening and closing statements for lawyers,
public speaking, and storytelling in the curriculum, through her
business, Story Wisdom®. She is the author of Through a Ruby
Window – a Martha’s Vineyard Childhood, as well as
articles, storytelling industry guides, and speeches. She is the
owner of Ruby Window Productions through which she provides storytelling
concerts, speeches, and story-crafting-to-shrink-wrapping spoken-word
audio direction and production. In her 25-year touring career
she has appeared in over 120 storytelling festivals, on main stages,
and for special interest groups. Susan is a winner of the coveted
Circle of Excellence Award.
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Liz Warren is a storyteller, teacher, labyrinth
builder and co-founder of the South Mountain Community College
Storytelling Institute in Phoenix, Arizona. She is on the faculty
at the college, where she teaches in the storytelling program
and works with colleagues to manage the Storytelling Institute
and its two annual community festivals. She tells a variety of
stories, but finds herself returning to those tales that reflect
the heroic journey of personal transformation– whether they
are stories of growing up in Arizona, folktales, or myths from
ancient traditions. She is the author of the Hero’s Journey
Writing Tool and its companion web-site: http://www.mcli.dist.maricopa.edu/smc/journey. Liz is the author of The Oral Tradition Today -- An Introduction to the Art of Storytelling. Her recent storytelling and workshop activity has focused on the
concept of beauty.